Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Tuesday November 30, 2010

Tabletop Tuesdays:
A Trio of Desserts

How can you resist??
Pumpkin cheesecake
Maple Cream Pie with gluten free crust
Cranberry Raisin Pie

What I love about this arrangement is the desserts are three different heights so it adds interest to what everyone already knows will be a sweet sensory overload. It also begs the question are they in height order of deliciousness? Only my Thanksgiving guests know the answer. But, really, isn't it a matter of taste?

Monday November 29, 2010

Ms Murky Mondays:
Many Hands Make Light Work

Even though I had to ask....the troops performed!! My step-daughters, Meredith and Caroline and their Aunt Madeline and Uncle Paul washed, peeled and chopped sweet and regular potatoes in record speed for our Thanksgiving fete.
Paul pitched in with his caramelized onions and Matt performed his magic on the sweet potatoes.

Sunday November 28, 2010

Life at Boulderwood:
Kissing Icelandics

What I love about our Icelandic horses and Icelandic's in general are they are truly the golden retriever of horses. Mild mannered, playful, gentle and cute!! Their winter coats are so thick and soft.
Does any one else love the smell of horses? I think it is distinct and heavenly!!

Friday November 26, 2010

Carole’s Concoctions:
Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Want to turn even the staunchest brussels sprout hater into a lover? We'll tell you how and talk brussels sprout today because you may actually eat them a few more times during the holiday/winter season.

Raw Brussel Sprouts

My simple approach:
Wash. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Put on a parchment paper lined roasting pan, and roast in upper portion of oven at 400 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes until golden brown.
They get browned, crispy and almost caramelized.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Pop them in your mouth for an unexpected treat!

Wednesday November 24, 2010

Heirloom Meals Radio:
Loring Barnes

Loring Barnes Family

Thanksgiving Buffet

On this eve of Thanksgiving, a holiday to give thanks and celebrate the harvest, count our blessings and share food with family and friends, it is fitting that our guest is a Mayflower descendant, Loring Barnes. Loring is the 10th direct descendant of Governor William Bradford of Massachusetts, and her Dad is named Bradford. Much of her Dad's side of the family remains in Plymouth.

Loring's namesake, Thomas Loring, was the "Collector of Customs" for President Abraham Lincoln. Loring traces her lineage to Miles Standish and some other folks too, such as: Loring, Barnes, Brewster, Belcher, Adams among many from the original Mayflower passenger manifest.

Loring shares with great energy and enthusiasm some of her family recipes and the importance of Thanksgiving as an opportunity to indulge in a long and plentiful meal and enjoy being with friends and family. Loring shared her easy make ahead three cheese party potatoes and I will make them and post the recipe soon!! They sound and look DELICIOUS!!

Enjoy the show and I wish each and every one a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Acorn Squash

Tuesday November 23, 2010

Home-Made Hostess Gifts

On DEC 4, 2010 watch Carole whip up some Home-made Hostess Gifts on WNYT, NewsChannel13, between 8am and 9am.

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